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How to easily know if your phone number has been stolen from Facebook

Giuseppe Tripodi


In recent days there has been a lot of talk about User data was stolen from Facebook: In 2019, a bug in social networking systems caused a data breach More than 500 million users (35 million of them are Italians).

The database containing all the personal data, after it was for sale on Telegram, was recently Available online. This database was recently merged into They have been pwned, A well-known gateway that allows you to check whether your email or phone number has been exposed in an online data breach.

To check if your account is in the respective database, all you need to do is go to They have been pwned And enter your phone number in the international format (that is, preceded by +39).

If your number is present in the database, the data that Probably The ones that were revealed are: Name, surname, date of birth, email address, occupation, gender, geographic location, and relationship information. We specify that it has not been said All this data It is in the leak and the information available is based on what you identified as visible to the public at the time the flaw was exploited, in 2019.

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